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Bootsy Collins Interview

Immer wieder schön, die warmherzige Stimme von Bootsy Collins zu hören. Hier ist er in der Radio Show „The Sound Of Young Amerika“ zu Gast, und er erzählt interessante Sachen wie er zu James Brown gekommen ist, und die Zeit in den psychedelischen Sechzigern. JB soll vor jeder Show seine Musikern zu sich gerufen haben: „Son, if you ain’t got it, you ain’t got the one!“, vor jeder Show, und Bootsy und seine Kollegen sollen schon genervt gewesen sein. Auch die berühmte Geschichte, als Bootsy auf Acid auf die Bühne gegangen ist. Herrlich! Danach erzählt er, wie er bei Parliament/Funkadelic gelandet und mit George Clinton’s Mothership weggeflogen ist….

44 kurzweilige Minuten!

The Sound of Young America

Bootsy Collins is a legend in the world of funk. He’s a bassist who came to his instrument by happenstance and fell in love. He was only in his teens when he was discovered and hired by the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, to be part of his backing band known as The J.B.’s. Bootsy went on to play with another notoriously inventive and pioneering funk artist, George Clinton, as part of Funkadelic and Parliament.

He continued the funk with Bootsy’s Rubber Band and a number of other musical collaborations. He recently released a new album, Tha Funk Capitol Of The World, and he currently teaches bass at his own Funk University.

Bootsy talks to us about being on the forefront of funk, playing with James Brown, doing LSD on stage, quitting and/or being fired from the JB’s, joining up with the Parliament-Funkadelic collective, and his own amazing solo career.


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